Pretty Blue Plate Rack/Shelf and Chair

This sweet little pine plate rack/shelf and chair were projects I took on in between working on commissions… I find there is only so much watching paint dry I can handle, before I start trying to upcycle everything in sight 😀 These have a bit of a Mediterranean feel, I am definitely not ready to say goodbye to summer yet!

Copper Carver Chair with Monkey Design

Sitting in style! I had a lot of fun with this chair, once I’d finished the fiddly sanding bit that is 😉 It’s been painted in black and bronze and gilded with copper leaf. I’m sure there must be a way not to end up looking like you, and everything within a five mile radius have also been copper leafed but I haven’t mastered it yet 😀 The monkey fabric was the perfect finishing touch.


Our latest commission, some pine bedside cabinets that have been Antiquechic’d, Just in case you thought we’d been putting our feet up… 😉

Tremendous Tree Cupboard

Capacious, solid storage – tick, weathered layered paint loveliness – tick, and a woodland inspired stencil complete with leaping hare and butterflies – tick. The perfect Antiquechic cupboard in fact 🙂

Continental Style Vintage Bureau

And now for something completely different… (Monty Python reference for folks of a certain age) 😉 So we bought this bureau because I loved the shape, I didn’t love the finish which was a strange slightly toxic yellow, but that wasn’t a problem because I fully intended to paint it. Until I started to sand back the offending varnish that is – to reveal this gorgeous natural wood and the marquetry details in all their glory. It would have been a lot quicker to paint than carefully coax all the varnish off those curves, and I don’t even want to think about what was in the varnish! But Je ne regrette rien 😀

Map Chest Coffee Table

What do you do when you buy a large white elephant at auction? You turn it into coffee tables of course 😀 This is one half of a vintage plan chest that someone painted in the world’s first indestructible paint, but we had a vision… A retro meets rustic/boho/industrial one, a fusion which may be a first even for us. Absolutely loving the end result though 🙂

Decoupaged Bedsides

Retro rescue. These bedsides were looking rather forlorn when we found them, someone had given them a rather unsympathetic makeover with an awful lot of spray paint! Much stripping, painting and decoupaging later and they have their mojo back 😉

Decoupaged Students Desk

Early 20th century student’s desk, with an Arts & Crafts inspired makeover, because in my world there is nothing that can’t be improved by some William Morris style action 😀 Check out the photos in our online shop for the bonus stencil inside!